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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, August 28, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 8/27/14

On Wednesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding 

regions. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sale sold at 152.00. In Kansas for the 

previous week, live sales sold from 152.00-153.00. Last week in Nebraska live sales 

sold from 152.00-155.50 with dressed sales mostly at 242.00. In Colorado last week, 

live sales sold at 155.00. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold at 

153.00 with dressed sales at 242.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     1,565    Week ago:           52,939    Year ago:            1,280

Wk to Date:    2,723    Week ago to Date:   56,154    Year ago to Date:    3,135

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        80,300    Week Ago:           80,000    Year Ago:           80,700

Wk to Date:  255,500    Week Ago to Date:  244,100    Year Ago to Date:  246,200

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter

within 7 days)

Today:        46,200    Week Ago:          108,900    Year Ago:           70,600

Wk to Date:  211,300    Week Ago to Date:  262,000    Year Ago to Date:  249,700

Negotiated: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:

(Information derived from the 5 area weighted average LM_CT100)

Live basis                 Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg          151.00-151.00 avg 151.00

65 - 80% Choice      155.00-155.00 avg 155.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     155.00-155.00 avg 155.00   151.00-151.00 avg 151.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      244.00-244.00 avg 244.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     244.00-244.00 avg 244.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        23,500

Weighted avg weight:               865

Weighted avg net price:         245.13

Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today.  Comments and market conditions

may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights

and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO

         (816)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

1100c  staff


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